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Income support

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Fact sheet

Fact Check: Scott Morrison says the unemployment benefit is at the same level that prevailed during the Howard era. Is he correct?

Prime Minister Scott Morrison claimed that a $50 fortnightly increase to the unemployment benefit would take the payment, when expressed as a proportion of the minimum wage, back to where it sat during the period of the Howard Government. He said this would bring the...
Working paper

Can disability benefits promote (re)employment? Considerations for effective disability benefit design

This paper focuses on income support and its impact on work incentives for persons with disability. More specifically, it looks at key issues and policy choices that arise when designing such income support programmes.
Working paper

How does monetary policy affect welfare?

The present paper addresses the question of how to estimate a social welfare function defined over inflation and unemployment that can help inform the policy decisions of central banks by providing a way to measure the well-being costs arising from macroeconomic fluctuations.
Discussion paper

How many jobs did JobKeeper keep?

In response to the sharp fall in economic activity in the early months of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Australian government announced a series of measures to support incomes and employment. The largest was the JobKeeper payment - a wage subsidy to help keep employees and...
Briefing paper

Liveable income guarantee

The paper examines possible eligibility requirements of a Liveable Income Guarantee (LIG), suggestions of additional payments to complement the payment, as well as an outline of budgetary costs and how financing could work.
Media release

Supporting students through the effects of Coronavirus

The Morrison Government is expanding the eligibility criteria for the fortnightly $550 Coronavirus supplement to Australians receiving student support payments. Initiative: Coronavirus Supplement eligibility extended
Media release

Supporting Australian workers and business

The Commonwealth Government has today released the second stage of its economic plan to cushion the economic impact of the coronavirus and help build a bridge to recovery. A total of $189 billion is being injected into the economy by all arms of Government in...
Media release

Supporting sole traders through the effects of Coronavirus

The Morrison Government is expanding the eligibility criteria for JobSeeker Payment to support sole traders and Australians who are self-employed if their income is negatively affected by the economic impact of the Coronavirus. Initiative: JobSeeker eligibility expanded to sole traders and self-employed Australians
Media release

Ministerial statement COVID-19 response measures

Work the Government is undertaking to both contain and respond to the impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic - COVID-19 - on the Tasmanian community. Initiative: One-off emergency relief payments of $250 for individuals and up to $1000 for families - available to casual workers...
Media release

Support for temporary visa holders

The Tasmanian Government's number one priority is to keep Tasmanians safe from coronavirus and we will also not turn our back on temporary visa holders in our State. Initiative: Support for Temporary Visa Holders